One of my interests is radio broadcasting. I am a volunteer for the Georgia Radio Reading Service (GaRRS), a service for the blind and print-handicapped. I also do a little acting for film and TV. One of my projects was the commercial for EverSet carpet protection. The EverSet brochure can be found here. I can be seen in several recent films that are out on DVD: "Madea's Family Reunion" (in the boardroom scene), "ATL" (walking into the private school), and "Stomp the Yard" (in the restaurant scene at the City Grill). Recent projects include "Madea's Big Happy Family" (released in 2011) and "The Tell-Tale Heart" (coming in Fall 2011). I can be seen in a number of still photos from the latter production, including this, this, this, this, and this. For more photos and a behind-the-scenes documentary, visit Captain Crazy's Insane Adventures.
I'm an advisor for the GSU chapter of the ACM.
You can find my "off-campus" Web site at knking.com. This site supports my books and short courses. I have two books currently in print: C Programming: A Modern Approach and Java Programming: From the Beginning. The second edition of C Programming: A Modern Approach was published in April 2008.
I am a distant cousin of Sir Winston Churchill and poet Robert Frost. We are all descendants of Thomas Philbrick, who came to the U.S. from England in the 1630s. He testified in a witchcraft trial in 1656.
I have an Erdös number of 4 and a Bacon number of 3, giving me an Erdös-Bacon number of 7.
My wife, Susan Cole, is a GSU graduate who currently works as a Java architect.